Tuesday, August 23, 2011
A Thank You Party for Life Care Center
And yes, we made sure the cake was big enough so that there was plenty left over to supply the night shift too.
Alongside the cake, we set up some pictures of Mom and that turned out to be a nice blessing for the staff because so many of them truly treasured her. We also had off some copies of the funeral reading which staff members had asked for. And then there were also the gifts we donated to the facility as a memorial to my Mom. We had been deliberating over an appropriate memorial gift for quite awhile and had checked out several items. But we ended up giving the administrators a Visa gift card to get whatever they wanted for the facility. We also filled a box with 8-10 jigsaw puzzles (which Mom loved to put together), decks of cards and boxes of dominoes and gave that to LCC for the residents' use.
The nurses and aides, administrators and activities staff, rehab therapists and cooks, custodians and maintenance workers -- everybody stopped by to grab a piece of cake, give us hugs, and tell a story or two about Mom before going on back to work. It was a really sweet time.
Thank yous are always a great thing to pass around. But, in the case of the Life Care Center folks, they were genuinely deserved.